A LESSON FROM WHICH WE COULD ALL BENEFIT
Hi again, from the shores of the Salish Sea. It was another interesting week, was it not, gang? America’s president did something else that will, in the words of California Governor Jerry Brown, “further isolate him on the world stage,” referring, of course, to Trump’s decision to with drama from the Paris Accords.
There is no way I could endorse such a decision but I do see that this could benefit the rest of the signatories because it will force them to depend less on a nation being lead by a man with all the grace of a blind elephant in a glass shop.
Judging from reaction within the United States, I’m not sure this formal act of climate change denial will have as much relative impact as it would if America was truly one nation. It is not and individual states and regions are as onboard with the Accords as though they had signed in blood. Here, as well, are five reasons why Trump’s decision is not the end of the world.
Trump’s decision and his behavior lend credibility to the contention that this individual is so deep in his own imbroglio that he simply cannot extrapolate the consequences of the decisions he makes beyond the immediate reaction to them.
Sometimes it is easier to refrain from giving power away than it is to take it back. This, I suspect, is a lesson from which we could all benefit. Trump didn’t buy his way into office. He was elected.
And on that note, then, folks? Have a great week, gang, and thanks for the ear.
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THE PAST WEEK’S HEADLINE NEWS AT A GLANCE
AROUND THE WORLD
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OCEANA & POLYNESIA
After the controversial news about the American decision this week, I just wanted to praise those countries that still support Paris Accords Agreements to reduce carbon pollution. Here is the list of them.
I think it would be logical to start ecology awareness learning by children at an early age so they will grow up with a sense of responsibility for our Blue Planet. We also need more people to inspire our children. One example of celebrities with this consciousness is Emma Watson being against using plastic bottles because so many of them then appear in the ocean creating Great Pacific garbage patch.
Another way is to make such education fun. So I would like to give a word about a board game called very appropriately “Crunch Time” meaning we have reached a critical point in the “game” to save the planet. Players are given realistic alternatives and options in a variety of scenarios. The winner is the one who has acquired the fewest “crunch” points and the greenest ones. Here is more about the game on FaceBook.
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Cultivating a more compassionate attitude has the effect of opening the mind. Having a calm and compassionate mind enables us to use our natural intelligence more effectively. Without a more holistic perspective it’s difficult to appreciate the reality of a given situation and without that any action we take is likely to be unrealistic and therefore unsuccessful.
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